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Sign the petition to force Jeremy Hunt back to the negotiating table

You may wish to consider signing this petition calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to resume negotiations on junior doctor contracts. 100,000 signat...

A patient’s view of the BMA’s JDC chair Dr Johann Malawana

Dr Johann Malawana has been on the news a lot today. He's the chair of the Junior Doctor's Committee at the BMA. I've seen some despicable things writte...

Today’s NHS problems have their roots in the target-driven culture

When I was a medical student at The London in the late 60’s/70’s a regular lunch time event was the post mortem demonstration in the pathology departme...

Heidi Alexander: This whole dispute could have been handled so differently

Labour’s shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander's reaction to Jeremy Hunt's decision to impose a junior doctor contract: This whole dispute could hav...

BMA response to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to impose junior doctor contract

Dr Johann Malawana, BMA junior doctor committee chairman, said: “The decision to impose a contract is a sign of total failure on the government’s part....

BMA responds to Health Secretary’s claims that strike received lower turnout

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has claimed that turnout for the junior doctors’ strike is lower than for last month’s industrial action, with 43% t...

Letter to national newspaper: Practice what you preach Mr Hunt

Sir, On Friday I rang the constituency office of Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, for a surgery appointment. The receptionist said none were availa...

Now I’m a patient I realise the relative risk anxieties of investigation and treatment

In my previous life as a radiologist, I took a special interest (for reasons which currently escape me) in radiation hazards and the protection of patients...

Diabetes: it is within our gift to work with our patients and make it better

With a flourish, the National Diabetes Audit has made its annual appearance - and being part of the core audit group, I already knew what was coming. Th...

BGS: don’t remove a duty of care for care home residents from GMS contract

The following is a response to GP representatives of the BMA voting against continuing to provide services to care home residents: “We are very suppor...

Dear Jeremy, please work with stroke community to update NHS National Stroke Strategy

The following is a letter from the British Association of Stroke Physicians to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about an NHS National Stroke Strategy: D...